Two already relegated clubs, one looking to avoid the drop and five mid-table sides feature in this weekend’s Saturday Premier League 3pm four-fold.
The teams in European action are dotted around the rest of the weekend, leaving the battle for seventh in focus on Saturday’s non-televised matches.
AFC BOURNEMOUTH vs FULHAM
Bournemouth continued their push to be considered the Premier League’s most peculiar side with a 5-0 win against Brighton last weekend.
The emphatic victory came after two poor performances and defeats against Leicester and Burnley. Eddie Howe’s side sit 12th before a ball is kicked this weekend and could yet finish in the top half.
Fulham shocked us all last time out, beating Everton 2-0 at Craven Cottage. The victory ended a nine-game losing streak and saw Scott Parker’s side win their first match since 29th January.
Perhaps the confirmation of relegation has freed them up and we will see improved performances in the remainder of the season.
Goals are the best option here. In 888sport’s Premier League odds, the 29/20 on over 3.5 total goals is great value.
TIP: Over 3.5 goals @ 29/20
PREDICTED SCORE: Bournemouth 3-2 Fulham (Priced at 17/1 with 888sport)
Huddersfield Town vs WATFORD
Huddersfield have conceded 14 goals in their last four matches after suffering a 4-0 defeat away to Tottenham last Saturday.
This campaign couldn’t have gone much worse for the Yorkshire club, who have collected just 14 points all season. Reported off-field issues with Jan Siewert are disrupting their planning for next season.
Watford will be without Troy Deeney for the trip north after their captain got sent off against Arsenal on Monday.
The Hornets are down in 10th after the loss but could yet finish in seventh as just one point separates them from Leicester.
Javi Gracia’s side have not been in their best form in the league of late. The trip to Huddersfield is a chance to get back on track after Monday’s disappointment.
TIP: Watford to win @ 3/4
PREDICTED SCORE: Huddersfield 0-2 Watford (Priced at 15/2 with 888sport)
West Ham United vs LEICESTER CITY
West Ham are in a bit of a rut, having lost four of their last five.
Defeat to Manchester United last time out was unfortunate, and Manuel Pellegrini’s side played well, but recent results have seen them drop off the upper-mid-table pace. The Hammers are currently 11th, four points behind 10th-placed Watford.
Leicester are one of the teams setting the mid-table pace. Losing at home to Newcastle last Friday was a surprise as the Foxes struggled to create chances despite dominating possession.
Brendan Rodgers’ reign has started very positively with Jamie Vardy, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison all flourishing. Finish seventh would be a successful campaign for the Midlands club.
The odds favour Leicester and rightly so. Their attack could blow West Ham away. Vardy is a brilliant price at 19/5 to open the scoring.
TIP: Leicester to win @ 5/4
PREDICTED SCORE: West Ham 0-3 Leicester (Priced at 19/1 with 888sport)
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS vs Brighton & Hove Albion
After heartbreaking FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford, Wolves crumbled away to Southampton, losing 3-1.
Whatever happens in the final weeks of the campaign, this has been a great season for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Facing an out of form Brighton is an opportunity to move on from a couple of disappointing results.
Chris Hughton’s Brighton have hit a poor run at the worst possible time. Four defeats in a row have them teetering just two points above the relegation zone.
Tuesday’s loss to Cardiff puts the Seagulls under severe pressure to pick up a point or three here. Hughton’s side still have to face Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City.
It’s not looking good for Brighton. They have lost 11 of their 16 away league matches this season and that is likely to become 12 out of 17 at Molineux on Saturday afternoon.
TIP: Wolves to win @ 10/13
PREDICTED SCORE: Wolves 2-0 Brighton (Priced at 13/2 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*